The GERM Seminar (Group for Educational Research in Mathematics) typically meets on Friday afternoons in Stevenson 332 to discuss topics related to Mathematics Education. Announcements of dates and topics in GERM will be posted on this page.
Fall 2019
Date 
Time 
Location 
Presenter(s) 
Title 
Sept 13 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Óscar Chávez (ISU) 
Textbooks, curriculum alignment, and mathematical inquiry as a means to learn mathematics 
Sept 20 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Matthew Winsor (ISU) 
How does content knowledge affect secondary preservice teacher lesson planning? 
Sept 27 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 

Discussion of 400 & 500 level course rotation 
Spring 2019
Date 
Time 
Location 
Presenter(s) 
Title 
Feb 15 
2:05  3:05 
STV 332 
Neet Priya Bajwa (ISU), Jennifer Tobias (ISU) 
Fostering Representational Fluency: Deepening Prospective Teacher’s Understanding of Multiplication 
Feb 22 
2:30  3:30 
STV 311 
David Barker (ISU), Matthew Winsor (ISU) 
Strategies That Promote Knowledge Integration in Content and Methods Courses 
Mar 1 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Monandi (ISU) 
Connecting Properties of Groups and Fields to Properties of Real Numbers in a Mathematics Course for Prospective MiddleSchool Mathematics Teachers 
Mar 8 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Jeffrey Barrett (ISU) 
Establishing a student’s own theory of measurement: How do students develop and improve their knowledge of 3D space in Grades 6, 7 and 8? 
Mar 29 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Jennifer Tobias (ISU) 
Exploring Contexts and Remainders in Division 
April 12 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Jennifer Tobias (ISU) 
PMENA Conference Discussion 
April 19 
3:00  4:00 
STV 332 
Greg Keller (ISU) 
Effects of Online Versus Traditional Homework on NinthGrade Algebra Students 
April 26 
2:00  3:00 
STV 332 
Jeffrey Barrett and Edward Mooney (ISU) 
How does culture intersect with the learning of mathematics? Understanding Learning Patterns for African American Students in STEM Education 
May 3 
1:00  3:45 
STV 332 
Amy Roehrig, Seyedeh Khadijeh Azimi Asmaroud, Naren Kancharlapalli and Carrie Lawton 
The early history (from 1857 to 1907) of Illinois State Normal University’s (ISNU’s) Department of Mathematics 